Miscellany

  • Human Birdwings Flight a Hoax!

    Many of you have no doubt seen the rather incredible YouTube video showing Jarno Smeets flying with a pair of homemade, motorized bird wings that made the rounds about a week ago. If you haven’t seen the video, here it is below: After the video became a huge viral hit, Smeets…

  • Score the Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine on Craigslist?

    There are very few iconic vehicles in all of geekdom that immediately jump to my mind: the Batmobile, the Green Hornet’s Black Beauty, and maybe Kitt from Knight Rider; I can’t say the A-Team’s van was anything to get excited about. If we’re talking about cartoon rides then the list…

  • Holy Arena Shows Batman! Batman Live Hitting the U.S.

    What’s that? You say you need more Batman? If the comics, movies, or animated series simply aren’t enough then you may be interested in checking out Batman Live! The show that has wowed audiences throughout Europe and Latin America will soon make it’s way to the Caped Crusader’s country of…

  • Geek and Sundry

    Felicia Day to Launch Geek & Sundry on YouTube

    Felicia Day of The Guild fame (among her other well know genre television work like Buffy the Vampire Slayer) is preparing to launch an all new YouTube channel, Geek & Sundry, which will be a celebration for all geekdom. Set to begin April 2nd, the channel has six original series…

  • A German U-Boat? In Chicago?

    I took the family to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago today, to see the opening of the new Mythbusters Exhibit attended by the entire Mythbusters gang themselves. We stopped by to see the U-505 Submarine that has been on exhibit at the museum for as long as…

  • Join the Search for ET at SETILive

    SETI is bringing the search for extraterrestrial life home to you. This isn't the same deal where you donate part of your computer's processing time to gathering information, now you'll have to use your own brain power to join in the quest.

  • One Week Left to Bid for a Walk On Role for We’re Alive

    You would have to live under a rock, or in reality just starting to visit the site or listen to our show, to not know that the podcast We’re Alive – a Story of Survival is one of Elliott and my favorites. We know we’re not alone in our appreciation…

  • Surgical Robot Plays Operation…and Wins!

    Students at John Hopkins University gave the Da Vinci Surgical System the ultimate test, they used it to play a game of Operation.

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